Bernie Sanders calls to block military aid package for Israel over ‘grossly disproportionate war’

US Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, talks with reporters following his meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, August 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, talks with reporters following his meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, August 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Senator Bernie Sanders again calls for Congress to block billions in proposed military aid for Israel, slamming Israel’s military campaign in Gaza following the Hamas terror group’s October 7 onslaught as “Netanyahu’s illegal, immoral, brutal, and grossly disproportionate war against the Palestinian people.”

In a statement shared on X, the progressive, Jewish lawmaker from Vermont notes the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip was sparked by Hamas’s “barbaric attack” but charges that the Israeli response is “grossly disproportionate, immoral and in violation of international law.”

“Enough is enough,” Sanders says. “The taxpayers of the United States must no longer be complicit in destroying the lives of innocent men, women and children in Gaza.”

Despite the statement’s strident criticism of Israel, Sanders has not urged a ceasefire in Gaza, calls for which he has previously rejected due to Hamas’s continued commitment to destroying the Jewish state.

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